New water park float to be featured in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Millions of spectators will get to take a visual journey to Africa this Thanksgiving, when Kalahari Resorts and Conventions debut a larger-than-life water park-themed float in the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22.

An artist’s rendering of the Kalahari Resorts float.

“Each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade team creates new inspired stages to float down the streets of New York and captivate millions all over the country,” said Jordan Dabby, vice president of partnership marketing for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “This year, with the addition of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, our audience will be transported to Africa through colorful and imaginative scenes depicting both animals native to the continent and Kalahari family fun.”

The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions float depicts a scene with an animated 12-foot-wide head of an African elephant gathering with other animals at the watering hole. Inspired by the art of African cultures, such as patterned wood masks, the animals and trees on the float merge into a stylized landscape that showcases both the majesty of Africa and the humans who join together to enjoy a fun and relaxing ride at the lazy river.

“The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an iconic tradition that brings families together. At Kalahari, we believe that bringing family and friends together in a fun and exciting experience helps strengthen bonds of sharing in the community. We hope that families across America will enjoy the one-of-a-kind float we’ve created with Macy’s,” said Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions.

The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. – noon in all time zones on NBC

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